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Contact Lens I OPHD 1080

5 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3
Pre-requisite(s): OPHD 1020, Program Admission
Co-requisite(s): None

Introduces students to the contact lens field. Emphasis is placed on the development of contact lenses to correct visual defects, types of contact lenses, and consumer selection. Topics include: safety and environmental procedures; contact lens history; contact lens instruments;, contact lens terminology; corneal topography; lens types, prefitting evaluation, examination and patient/lens selection; adverse effects of lens wear; lens selection, inspection and verification; fitting guidelines and regulations; and follow-up care.

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